Philippe Guillotel

Distinguished Scientist

Immersive Lab Researchers

What's new:

Opened Positions:
Senior Researchers (CDI) in Video Compression, Virtual Reality, Computer Vision.
PhD Position on Tangible Interfaces for Virtual Objects Manipulation and Movie Production with INRIA.
PhD Position on Locomotion Techniques and User Embodiment in VR with Anatole Lecuyer (INRIA).
Internship "Big Data Coding using Machine Learning and Patch Manifolds".
Internship "Design of a Tangible System for Virtual Object Creation in CGI".
Internship "Development of an Android Application for Live Events Animation".

Short Bio:

Since 1989 I am working with Technicolor Research & Innovation (Formely Thomson Research). I am currently part of the Rennes Lab, France focusing on Video Compression (2D and 3D), Human Perception technologies (vision and touch), User Experiences and User's information sensing. I am graduated from the University of Rennes I with a Ph.D. in 2012 and a M.S. degree in 1986, from the ENST-Br with a Dipl.-Ing. degree in 1988.

From 2008 to 2012, I was Lab manager for the Video Processing & Perception research Lab. (36 people, 6 PhD, 2 post-doc, 11 Interns). During these years, I have been in charge of several research projects and teams (4 to 6 people), including also relationship with our business division, but also academics (INRIA, IRISA, Rennes University, Ecole Centrale de Lyon) and industrial research labs through collaborative projects and interns (PhD, master ...). I have also been involved in several European & French collaborative projects such as EUREKA95 (HDMAC), RACE dTTb (digital transmissions), ACTS HAMLET (MPEG2), ESPRIT/ROXY (Internet multicast), IST/Ozone (Ambient Intelligence), ITEA/HD4U (HDTV digital TV). Being Project leader for the RNRT/VISI (video over IP) project, and workpackage leader of the most recent FUI/FuturIm@ges (Future Image formats, 2D/3D) project. I was also member of a number of standards organizations such as MPEG, AFNOR, DVB and some groups (GdR-ISIS, Pôle de compétitivité "images & réseaux").

Since 2010, I am distinguished Scientist at Technicolor Research and Innovation - New Users Experiences & Interfaces, Autonomous Scenes Capture & Modeling, Video Processing & Coding.

Research interests:

Image Processing, Video Compression, Video Streaming over the Internet, Human Perception, Human Sensing and Physiological signals, Man-Machine Interfaces, Interactivity, Haptics, Autonomous Cameras, Robotics.


Main publications since 2012. More references from Google Scholar or ResearchGate. 


  • J. Begaint, D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, C. Guillemot, “Region-based Prediction for Image Compression in the Cloud”, IEEE transactions on Image Processing 27(4):1-1, 2017. 
  • Q. Galvane, C. Lino, M. Christie, J. Fleureau, F. Servant, P. Guillotel, “Directing Cinematographic Drones”, arXiv preprint arXiv:1712.04216, 2017. 
  • H Becker, J Fleureau, P Guillotel, F Wendling, I Merlet, L. Albera, “Emotion recognition based on high-resolution EEG recordings and reconstructed brain sources”, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, Vol. pp, N° 99, 2017. 
  • M. Alain, C. Guillemot, D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, “Scalable image coding based on epitomes”, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 26, N° 8, 2017. 
  • L. Turban, F. Urban, P. Guillotel, “Extrafoveal Video Extension for an Immersive Viewing Experience”, IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics, Vol. 23, N° 5, 2017. 
  • P. Guillotel, F. Danieau, J. Fleureau, I. Rouxel, M. Christie, Q. Galvane, A. Jhala, R. Ronfard, “Introducing basic principles of haptic cinematography and editing”, The Eurographics Association, 2016. 
  • M. Alain, C. Guillemot, D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, "Non-Local Prediction Methods based on Linear Embedding for Video Compression", Signal Processing: Image Communication, Vol. 37, 2015. 
  • F. Danieau, A. Lécuyer, P. Guillotel, J. Fleureau, N. Mollet, M. Christie, "A Kinesthetic Washout Filter for Force-feedback Rendering", IEEE Trans. on Haptic, Vol. 8, N° 1, 2015. 
  • M. Alain, C. Guillemot, D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, “Inter-prediction methods based on linear embedding for video compression”, Signal Processing: Image Communication, Vol. 37, 2015. 
  • F. Danieau, J. Fleureau, P. Guillotel, N. Mollet, M. Christie, A. Lécuyer, "Toward Haptic Cinematography: Enhancing Movie Experience with Haptic Effects based on Cinematographic Camera Motions", IEEE Multimedia, Vol. 21, N° 2, 2014. 
  • S. Chérigui, C. Guillemot (INRIA), D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, P. Perez , "Correspondence Map-Aided Neighbor Embedding for Image Intra Prediction", IEEE trans. on Image Processing, Vol. 22, N° 3, 2013.  
  • P. Guillotel, A. Aribuki, Y. Olivier, F. Urban , "Perceptual Video Coding Based on MB Classification and Rate-Distortion Optimization", Signal Processing: Image Communication - Special Issue on biologically inspired approaches for visual information processing and analysis, Vol. 28, N° 8, 2013. 
  • F. Danieau, A. Lécuyer, P. Guillotel, J. Fleureau, N. Mollet, M. Christie, "Enhancing audiovisual experience with haptic feedback : a survey", IEEE trans. on Haptic, Vol. 6, N° 2, 2013.  
  • J. Fleureau, P. Guillotel, Quan Huynh-Thu , "Physiological-Based Affect Event Detector for Entertainment Video Applications", IEEE trans. on Affective Computing, Vol. 3, N° 3, 2012.  


  • Y. Rai, P. Le Callet, P. Guillotel, Which saliency weighting for omni directional image quality assessment?, 9th IEEE International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), 2017. 
  • M. Alain, C. Guillemot, D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, “Learning clustering-based linear mappings for quantization noise removal”, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2016. 
  • J. Fleureau, Y. Lefevre, F. Danieau, P. Guillotel, A. Costes, “Texture Rendering on a Tactile Surface Using Extended Elastic Images and Example-Based Audio Cues”, International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications, 2016. 
  • Q. Galvane, J. Fleureau, F. L. Tariolle, and P. Guillotel, “Automated cinematography with unmanned aerial vehicles”, In Proceedings of the Eurographics Workshop on Intelligent Cinematography and Editing (WICED '16), 2016. 
  • J. Fleureau, Q. Galvane, FL. Tariolle, P. Guillotel, “Generic drone control platform for autonomous capture of cinema scenes”, Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications for Civilian Use, 2016. 
  • J Bégaint, D Thoreau, P Guillotel, M Türkan, “Locally-weighted template-matching based prediction for cloud-based image compression”, Proceedings IEEE Data Compression Conference (DCC), 2016. 
  • S. Du, E. Shu, F. Tong, Y. Ge, L. Li, J. Qiu, P. Guillotel, J. Fleureau, F. Danieau, D. Muller, “Visualizing the emotional journey of a museum”, Proceedings of the 2016 EmoVis Conference on Emotion and Visualization, 2016. 
  • M. Turkan, D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, "Epitomic Image Factorization via Neighbor-Embedding", Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2015. 
  • M. Alain, S. Cherigui, C. Guillemot, D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, "Epitome Inpainting with In-loop Residue Coding for Image Compression", Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2014.  
  • M. Turkan, D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, "Iterated Neighbor-Embeddings For Image Super-Resolution", Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2014. 
  • J. Fleureau, P. Guillotel and I. Orlac, "Affective Profiles of Movies and Operas Based on the Physiological Responses of the Audience", Proceedings Very Large Data Bases International Conference (VLDB) - Workshop on Personal Data Analytics in the Internet of Things, 2014. 
  • F. Danieau, J. Fleureau, N. Mollet, M. Christie, P. Guillotel, M. Christie, A. Lécuyer, "Haptic Cinematography: Enhancing Multimedia Experience with Haptic Effects based on Camera", Proceedings ACM International Conference on Multimedia, 2013. 
  • P.B. Nguyen, J. Fleureau, C. Chamaret , P. Guillotel, "Calibration-Free Gaze Tracking Using Particle Filter", Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 2013.  
  • M. Alain, S. Cherigui, C. Guillemot, D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, "Locally Linear Embedding methods for Inter Frame Coding", Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2013. 
  • M. Turkan, D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, "Optimized Neighbor Embeddings for Single-Image Super-Resolution", Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2013. 
  • C. Guillemot, S. Chérigui, D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, "K-NN Search Using Local Learning Based on Regression for Neighbor Embedding-based Image Prediction", Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2013. 
  • F. Danieau, J. Fleureau, J. Bernon, P. Guillotel, M. Christie, N. Mollet, A. Lécuyer, "H-Studio: An Authoring Tool for Adding Haptic and Motion Effects to Audiovisual Content", Proceedings ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 2013 
  • J. Fleureau, P. Guillotel, I. Orlac, "Affective Benchmarking of Movies Based on the Physiological Responses of a Real Audience", Proceedings International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), 2012. 
  • F. Danieau, J. Fleureau, A. Cabec, P. Kerbiriou, P. Guillotel, M. Christie, N. Mollet, A. Lécuyer, "A Framework for Enhancing Video Viewing Experience with Haptic Effects of Motion", Proceedings IEEE Haptics Symposium (Haptics), 2012. 
  • F. Danieau, J. Fleureau, A. Cabec, P. Kerbiriou, P. Guillotel, M. Christie, N. Mollet, A. Lécuyer, - "Measuring the Quality of Haptic-Audio-Visual Experience", Proceedings IEEE Haptics Symposium - workshop on affective haptics, 2012. 
  • S. Chérigui, C. Guillemot, D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, P. Perez, "Hybrid template and block matching algorithm for image intra prediction", Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2012. 
  • S. Chérigui, C. Guillemot, D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, P. Perez, "Map-aided locally linear embedding methods for image prediction", Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2012. 
  • M. Turkan, D. Thoreau, P. Guillotel, "Self-Content Super-Resolution for Ultra-HD Up-Sampling", Proceedings European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP), 2012. 
  • F. Danieau, J. Fleureau, P. Guillotel, M. Christie, N. Mollet, A. Lécuyer, "HapSeat: Producing motion sensation with multiple force-feedback embedded in a seat", Proceedings ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST), 2012. 
  • J. Fleureau, C. Penet, P. Guillotel, C.-H. Demarty, "Electrodermal activity applied to violent scenes impact measurement and user profiling", Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2012. 


  • F. Danieau, J. Fleureau, N. Mollet, P. Guillotel, M. Christie, A. Lécuyer, "HapSeat: A Novel Approach to simulate motion in audiovisual experiences", International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) - Emerging Technologies, 2013. 
  • F. Danieau, J. Fleureau, N. Mollet, M. Christie, P. Guillotel, M. Christie, A. Lécuyer, "HapSeat: A Novel Approach to Simulate Motion in a Consumer Environment", ACM International SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) - Interactive Technologies 2013. 


I have worked for Technicolor Research Labs in the following areas:

  • Research on Video Processing, Content Representation & Coding. With a special focus on MPEG standards (MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and extensions, HEVC). I have contributed to the specification and development of our business divisions products such as real-time video encoders, taking into account implementation constraints (hardware, software and IC). Those encoders have been recognized as worlwide most efficient broadcast encoders (with several awards). Research areas includes also content format representation for new formats (UHD, HDR, 3D,...), new coding schemes and paradigms (epitome, non-local predictions, learning, advanced scenes models), adaptive encoding schemes and perceptual coding.
  • Haptic Interfaces for Multimedia Entertainement. We are conducting research on new interfaces and interactivity to provide the user with new and immersive experiences.
  • Human vision modeling and especially saliency map computation, subjective video quality metrics and re-framing applications. The Technicolor saliency computation model is published in several journal papers.
  • Video Streaming over Internet and other distribution systems (based on MPEG-2 TS and IP protocols). I have been active in the writing of the DVB specification for the deploiement of the Digital Terrestrial Television in Europe. I have studied adaptive video streaming over IP networks in 1998-2000, using scalable video coding approaches and modified RTP protocols.
  • Digital modulation & error protection for robust delivery of video. I made some work in this area that lead to the development of joint source channel coding schemes.

I am focusing now on next generation Video Content Representation & Coding, Human Factors (Perception, Vision, Emotion), Immersive Experience and New Man-Machine Interfaces to improve the user experience, Autonomous Scene Capture & Modeling (Robotics, AI).